Friday, December 31, 2010

Will man discover a new organ other than mind in future ?

Will a ‘higher’ mind take over the life of man in future ?

Scientists and philosophers of mind mostly believe that mind is the sole organ of knowing, and it knows by observation, followed by the process of  deductive or inductive logic. But this writer had long lingering vibes that man knows first, and then convert it into a UNIT OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE MIND by finding appropriate premises from the 'experience' world. Only this exercise will gain such piece of knowledge acceptability of the mind - it being the sole authority over the sense world- wherein the subject-object mechanism rule the scene.

Knowledge always drops from some other source, most probably by the work of a hidden, not yet identified inner 'seat of 'order', parallel to mind. It works on different principles sans the deductive or inductive logic. This organ supply the knowledge first, and then the mind tries to internalize it for the 'ego', by searching for premises in order to link and associate with some already amassed set of previous information, or arrived at conclusions.

By this process of 'associating', we make the piece of knowledge 'sensible'.

Logic evokes association of a current event or relation with either a well established previous relation between two events or objects,(cause-effect relation) or an event or a relation coming in a known sequence.(not one caused from a given effect, but one event always follows the other in the observed nature) Base for logic at this level is that of 'familiarity'As men always interact at their ego level, they can agree only on truths observable by both the parties.

For agreement on truths of the other genre referred above, which is beyond the subject-object interplay, both parties required to be at the level of the above hinted non-ego mind. In other words, for agreement, both must be using one and the same cognition-organ. An easy exercise to understand this difficulty would be to imagine the interaction between a born blind and a born deaf men. Their realities can never be the same.

In our knowledge, the American philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce was the only one who had once hinted about this hidden source of the origin of hypothesis. He wrote, 'man's hypothesis always drops from up'.

This mystery seat of order always remain immersed in the knowledge pool. Here one simply knows. It is a non-ego self identity zone for every man, perhaps searched by meditating men and spiritualists. His separation from the original source of existence ceases there, hence he is not his social ego there. The more one remains and act from the ego identity, the more he becomes a world entity, and the more he is able to remain, and act as this hidden identity, the more the sense world distant itself from him.

We dare to propose that this hidden identity might be in fact the work of a developing inner organ for man in the evolutionary process, like ‘hand’ was developed into an effective, distinct organ for man as his ape state came to an end ! Or perhaps it was an already developed organ but man was not aware of its actual role in knowledge acquisition. 

It is also quite possible that this organ might be meant to give man 'noumena' realm of knowledge, while the already known 'senses and mind' mechanism, knowledge of the phenomenal realm! 

Knowing 'noumena' should not mean an in and out 'physical' knowledge of the world that Science seeks.

We must realise that knowing the 'predisposition' of Existence should be considered the noumenon realm. Knowing a person's predisposition is knowing him fully, not knowing his Physical measurements. 

It is also quite possible that like the milk teeth of a child drop and a new set replaces it in the life span of man, our mind organ, fit only for chewing mild truths, will drop gradually, and a new mind fit for higher kind of truth will take over the life of man one day !

There are a few specific write-ups on this 'knowing sourse' at our  blog site,
wherein the concept of Reason as a 'sense- organ' that might be our sourse to have future insights into realm of NOUMENA has been elaborated a bit more in detail

We know that while men lived in the remote past like animals, we used to be a herd with one single mind for the entire herd. But as we progressed, what predominantly marked this Progress was our leaving the herds. Each person acquired independent minds! 

 Perhaps the next higher step in this development might be man's acquiring organs for knowing the NOUMENA realm of Existence! 

Following links will explain more on our Faculty of Reason depicted as an internal sense organ, with all potential for giving us insight into realm of NOUMENA:

We invite meaningful responses from all seekers of truth.

Abraham Joseph

He is an ardent seeker and researcher in fields like mind and Reason, metaphysics, spirituality and polity.
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( During 2012 we published a small book with, giving a complete version on 'Reason as the new sense organ'( a bit deviated from the ideas in the above post !) that detects/senses  existential 'order' and consistency.Kindly share the book at link:

 and ( its Kindle Version: )


  1. I don't believe it because if a philosopher questions the mind of mind, we would end up question evolution in general. That idea although believed to be true, we question truth. Knowledge in respect to the philosopher has been undone only to state that the very definition of an organ has no meaning, and we all value different programs of truth.

    1. Hi Ruben,

      Thanks for reading my post. Since I published a small book on the above idea, after fully developing the theme, I would request you to share the book first. The link of the KINDLE version of the book is:

      World of knowledge really needs more information on faculty of reason. Hence, every bit of development counts !


  2. Human mind thoughts have no limitations. Thank you for the post

  3. Dear Sennaya,
    Thanks for going through my post, and leaving a comment !

    I agree with you, thoughts of mind is unlimited. It is like a kaleidoscope, producing unlimited images and patterns. But how much reality it can perceive ? That is the central question. Is it equipped to help man to break through its thick walls, within which it could produce only kaleidoscopic images, and see something real beyond ?

    Known mind is like any other organ man has - -say eye. It is pre-designed to give only a fixed range of vision. Beyond a certain size, it can not see,( we take the help of a microscope) and beyond a certain distance,it can not see. Similar is our ears, tongue or skin. They all give man a pre-set range of sense information. Like wise is the mind. It has a pre-set design, giving man his life experience.

    But man sadly has some inner sense, that tells him that there is something beyond what mind provides ! This is his problem. He is aware of the limitations of mind.

    Hence, my search for organs if any,that would help me catch realities that mind is not capable of giving ! It could be like the world of a baby - - -not able to grasp the whirlpool of adult romantic love ! Probably,it is only a matter of man's growing up into further evolutionary maturity, to grasp the hidden wonders beyond our baby minds !

    But to write-off anything beyond the grasp of present mind is child-likeness.

    Keen to know more about your interests and thoughts.


    Abraham Joseph